Iowa early News Headlines: Sat., Dec. 29th 2012


December 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Iowa woman is suspected of driving while intoxicated after her sport utility vehicle plunged about 25 feet off an interstate bridge. Nicole Butschi of Robins lost control of her car and crashed early yesterday morning. She had been traveling southbound on a roadway that curves near Coe College in Cedar Rapids.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City wants to mount video cameras on some of its police officers. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says a report by the city’s police department proposes buying body mounted video recorders to capture police interactions with the public. The annual improvement plan also lists the implementation of new red light cameras as a focus for next year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report shows Iowa’s hog inventory continues to surpass all other states in the country. The United States Department of Agriculture says in its latest report released yesterday that the Hawkeye state has 20.6 million hogs and pigs on Iowa farms as of December 1st. That’s a three percent jump from the same period last year.

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A national professors group says administrators at the University of Northern Iowa violated governance, academic freedom and tenure procedures when they eliminated certain programs and shuttered the education training school. The American Association of University Professors says UNI officials failed to follow certain policies when determining programs to eliminate.